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Garmin International

Olathe, Kansas - United States
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Creative Front End Developer


As a leading worldwide provider of navigation devices and wearable technology, our focus is on developing, designing and supporting superior products. Our advanced technology promotes performance, safety and ease of use in every market we serve. That makes us an engineering and technology company with a keen focus on recruiting talent in those fields. But the same vertical integration business model that keeps all design and manufacturing processes in-house also gives us the incentive to hire top performers from different backgrounds, including operations, finance and accounting, information technology, sales, marketing and communications.

Now seeking: Dreamers. In marketing communications, we dream it and create it. All of the company’s promotional and communication needs are completed in-house by these “creatives” in an advertising agency-based set-up. This includes everything from advertising, promotions and print production to media relations, exhibition coordination and website maintenance. Everyone from artists, writers, designers, media buyers, event coordinators, video producers/editors and public relations specialists work together to bring campaigns and product-centric promotions to life. If you’re a dreamer, gather up your portfolio and show us your vision.

Do you know how to pronounce “algorithm”? Even better, do you know how to use them to our advantage? We’re seeking a savvy full-time Creative Front End Developer to convert digital-advertising designs into dynamic web, mobile, and app experiences at our headquarters in the greater Kansas City area. Essential functions include:

  • Develop engaging, user-centered web experiences
  • Focus on corporate, campaign and marketing digital solutions
  • Translate designs and wireframes into high-performing code
  • Implement responsive, accessible, reliable code
  • Optimize applications for maximum speed and scalability
  • Design wireframes and interactive prototypes, site maps and workflows
  • Ensure brand consistency throughout digital sites
  • Develop A/B tests for new features
  • Test/QA pages being put into production
  • Thoroughly document work in an organized manner
  • Consider user feedback and data when developing basic solutions
  • Accept and act on constructive criticism
  • Create, modify and implement CSS stylesheets
  • Build forms, CMS templates and web pages
  • Assist with maintenance of digital properties
  • Remain current on web design and development trends

Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Interactive Design, Graphic Design, Computer Science or equivalent degree relevant to the essential functions of this job description AND a minimum of 3 years work experience in web design and development.  Other qualifications include:

  • Experience in digital or social media at an agency or corporate setting
  • Expert at turning designs from PSD into fully functioning websites
  • Proficiency in building mobile-optimized, ADA compliant websites
  • Experience with usability standards and high-fidelity prototyping
  • Experience with cross-browser/cross-platform compatibility
  • Skills in CSS, XHTML, and JavaScript/jQuery
  • Experience developing web services and manipulating data in both JSON and XML format
  • Experience with Git or other distributed source version control systems.
  • Demonstrated proficiency working with PC and Mac and experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude, and work well with others
  • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrates effective time management, organizational and follow-up skills
  • Must demonstrate a strong passion for web design 

Our benefits are designed to lead an evolving marketplace, support innovation and encourage a healthy balance between work and life. They allow our associates to make their own decisions about their wellbeing and future and consistently rank Garmin as a top tier benefits provider when compared to other high-tech employers. We offer a choice of high value medical, dental and vision plans with low or no premiums, to fit your and your family’s preferences. In addition, Garmin’s financial benefits include a generous 401K retirement plan that provides 5% of pay base contribution plus a match of 75 cents for every dollar you contribute to a maximum of 10% of your compensation. The employee stock purchase plan allows for shares to be bought at a 15% discount. Garmin offers many other benefits and perks ranging from wellbeing initiatives, educational assistance and career development, community charity support, and employee discounts just to name a few.

Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.

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